Sean Fitzgerald, 24 Hrs


Twitter has been hammered for its lack of control on some abusive posters. That's about to change.

SPILLED DATA: Twitter plays it safe

Twitter has faced a lot of criticism for its inability to effectively stop harassment and abuse on its platform, but this week, the social network announced three changes to beef up safety.

Toronto Raptors' Cory Joseph (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

Torontonians to watch in 2017

Now that we’re finished with the dumpster fire known as 2016, we’re looking at the new year with a sense of hope and positivity.

The Wine Show, which airs on Gusto, features hosts Matthew Goode (left) and Matthew Rhys.

24 Hours With Matthew Rhys

Before Welsh actor Matthew Rhys started hosting The Wine Show, which airs Sundays on Gusto, he had “a great love and very little knowledge” of the wonderful beverage.

Yanic Truesdale recently resumed his role as Michel Gerard in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

24 Hours with Yanic Truesdale

What shows did you binge on your holiday vacation? A number of people we know used the break to catch up on some of Netflix’s big titles from the past year – including the Gilmore Girls revival, A Year in the Life.

The War with Grandpa, based on a 1984 children’s book, stars Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken. It’ll be filming in the city until Feb. 24. (HANDOUT/PHOTO)

De Niro's shooting in Toronto

You’re probably spending a lot of the winter indoors, barricading yourself against the bitter cold. However, if you find yourself walking around Toronto streets, you might notice some film and TV projects currently shooting in the city. Here’s a list of projects to look out for:

Rick Campanelli previews the Golden Globes

By the time you read this, ET Canada’s Rick Campanelli will already be in Los Angeles, preparing for Sunday night’s Golden Globes. Believe it or not, this is the veteran broadcaster’s first time covering the Globes red carpet – and he says he’s probably going to be in awe of all the A-listers (“my jaw’s going to be dropping the whole time”).

Animated film Big Hero 6 is one of this month's streaming highlights. DISNEY

What's hot in streaming this month

If you're anything like the staff of 24 Hours, you probably spent the holidays gorging on treats while shunning most opportunities for social interaction and catching up on the titles in your streaming queue. Yes, we like our streaming time. Don't judge.

This wasn't the easiest year. For this story, we decided to reach out to a number of sources to discuss how 2016 was reflected in five different fields: psychology, journalism, pop culture, fashion and social media (credit: Getty Images).

How should we view 2016?

Is it over yet? 2016 emerged as one of the most depressing years in recent memory, as we witnessed terror attacks, police shootings, Brexit, Zika, the situation in Syria, the election of Donald Trump and the deaths of a number of high-profile names in pop culture.

Jessica Holmes and Sister Bessie are back for Air Farce New Year's Eve 2016.

24 Hours with Jessica Holmes

It’s been a pretty heavy year, right? Perhaps some good ol’-fashioned Canadian humour can help you process the abundant lows of the past 12 months. On Dec. 30, Air Farce’s annual New Year’s Eve special will hit CBC, with encore broadcasts airing on Dec. 31 and Jan.1. If you tune in, keep your eyes peeled for Jessica Holmes.

24 Hours' panel of tech mavens is predicting that virtual reality will be huge in 2017.

What's ahead in technology in 2017?

The future is now! We’ve seen some intriguing technological developments in 2016, and the coming 12 months will likely present us with a number of advancements in categories like gaming, virtual reality, augmented reality, social media, drones, streaming and mobile.

Jeanne Beker was inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame this year.

Hot topics with Jeanne Beker

When you think of TV personalities involved in the Canadian fashion scene, Jeanne Beker is probably one of the first names that pop into your head.